Sacramento Public Library

Summer Reading: Paws to Read

Fun AND important: Fight the Summer Slide by reading at least five books.
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Sacramento Public Library goes all out for Summer Reading every year between June 1 and August 31 for two important reasons:
  • A vacation from the classroom can lead to the “Summer Slide,” in which some children lose up to two months of the reading skills they gained during the school year.
  • Many adults find more time to read during the summer.
Summer is a great season to reconnect with reading, whether you’re 8 or 80. Of course, with a theme like Paws to Read, you might guess that the many of our 1,700 animal-themed Summer Reading events are intended largely for children.  
However, adults and children both benefit from reading:
  • For children, it’s about grades, test scores, and success in later life, as detailed by the California Library Association.
  • Adults who read build up a much larger “cognitive reserve” than those who don’t—meaning they can hold on to mental sharpness much later into old age.
There are other great reasons to participate. The first 40,000 people who sign up will receive a free Sacramento Kings ticket. There will be drawings to win an iPad mini (one per age group) or a Barnes & Noble gift card (three per library location).
Please help us set Summer Reading records for a second straight year. A huge thank-you to our partners and supporters as well: the Sacramento Public Library Foundation, the Kings, and the Friends of the Sacramento Public Library.

Recommended Reads

Can we save the tiger?  Lulu and the duck in the park Almost an animal alphabet

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